Above & Below: OPI's Dear Santa is shown indoors with a flash, 2 coats.
Two more from this collection, and they're both shades of red. I have 4 more to go, which I'll post tomorrow. I need to start doubling up on my posts because my untried rack of polishes is full...how does that happen? I have no idea...
Dear Santa is a true red base with red and gold twinkling glitter. The gold is not evident under normal observation, but the twinkling sparkle that this polish displays, is unmistakable. This shade is similar in finish to Smitten with Mittens and Crimson Carol, but in my opinion, it's the truest, clearest of the 3 red glitters in this collection. Crimson Carol has a slight pink tone in the red and Smitten with Mittens is a little darker shade of red than Dear Santa. Not a burgundy, but more of a slightly darker shade of cherry red. The application and coverage was excellent in 2 coats, with minimal drying time.
Comet Loves Cupid is a red creme that covered remarkably well in one coat, but I added a second out of habit. The formula on this one was extraordinarily amazing. Upon inspection of this shade, I would call it almost a true red, but it seems to have a hint of coral or pink in it, depending on the lighting. This collection has an overabundance of reds, but this shade really won me over for some reason. I realize it's just a red creme, but the application was so nice and easy, that it deserves mentioning.